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A thread for discussing hair care, hair problems, hair styles, and hair product recommendations
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I honestly feel a lit overwhelmed when reading about hair care. My hair is thick, frizzy and dry andI switched to a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner called ogx. Idk if my hair could even be considered 'curly' , but I might try the curl girl method regardless. I'm still a bit confused about the image. For 2, do I just use the conditioner and nothing else? and ,for 3, do I just put it into my hair whenever I try to style it to make it less frizzy, and more straight? Are the hair styles I can do limited?
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my hair is naturally curly, but I blow-dry it 2x a week. I noticed that whenever it rains and my hair gets wet, the ringlets are really pretty, but I can never replicate that when I try to do the curly curl method by myself. does anyone know what I can do?
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Watching youtubers with similar hair to yours is the easiest way to learn imo>do I just put it into my hair whenever I try to style it to make it less frizzy, and more straight
No, the opposite, those products are meant to make your curls or waves more defined. It's called "the curly girl method" because it's meant to define curly hair, not make it straight. From your post it sounds like you have wavy hair, i suggest you look up styling tutorials for type 2 wavy hair
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>be 3 year old me
>have cute, short wavy hair
>Dad hates this and attempts to brush out my hair and try to make it straight and long (idk how but he did it
>always think that my hair was just naturally frizzy and weirdly poofy
> realize years later that my hair was supposed to wavy
Did anyone else's parents try to make your hair different from what it naturally was something or similar when they were kids?
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I just know that my dad did my hair like this when I was little, and being white, with wavy short hair alls I can say is that it left for some interesting photos
Do you finger twist your curls into ringlets when they're drying? I find that's the most important stage of whether or not my hair dries looking decent or not.
I use mousse and a small bit of gel too so that they'll hold.
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I have to wear this at work, is there ANY, I mean ANY kind of fringe I can have with this? I have straight (maybe only because it's long), thick hair but a bit of a widows peak, so I've always had thick fringes.
I'm feeling like I don't have any options since having to gather up all my hair means that it'll ruin any way a fringe can "set" and I'd have to wet and blowdry it every single day.
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I'll always be bitter about my fucking dad never letting me have long hair as a kid. He would take me to MEN'S hairdresser and tell them to give me this awful bob/bowlcut hybrid that made people mistake me for a boy (he made my mom dress me in plain unisex clothes as well). I had such pretty wavy hair back then, but never got to enjoy it before finally being able to assert some independence at 12, because by then puberty has already turned my hair into frizzy 3A mess.
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can't you keep your fringe in a roller, or one of these (picrel) so it can fit under the net, and at the end of the day it will be a nice retro looking fringe? I used to do it with mine all the time & I have thick hair so those twisty things were good for that
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God I love having short hair. Life's too short to worry about people (men) finding me ugly for having a pixie while looking a bit more masculine face wise
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Have any anons with thick straight hair gotten a haircut like picrel and if so did you regret it? I want to do it so bad but I'm scared it will look too big/fluffy with my hair and not sit nicely like hers
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I want to grow my hair really long, but at least waistlength. I've just cut the damage and it's back to about armpit length. Anyone here who has really long hair? What are your habits to maintain length?
I have really thick hair and recently cut it sort of like Angie in the pic (mine's maybe a bit longer).
It does get pretty fluffy, it's inevitable unless you thin it out somehow, or are willing to put in the work it takes like ironing it all the time. There's no helping it really, thick hair is a blessing and a curse.
And I don't regret it, it's a nice change from 10 years of just straight hair.
My hair is past waist but just above my crack, i cut it from being mid butt.
I think a lot of it is genetics. I have thick hair which is wavy.
I dont do much. Wash 1-3 times a week, condition everytime. I use sulphate and paraben free products. I always towel/air dry. I dont have the patience or arm strength to spend 1-2 hours blow drying.
My previous job required my hair to be tied back and braided because of the length, which was really great for my hair. It was always a low pony tail braid because my hair is too heavy for a high pony or bun.
Currently im working at a job who doesnt care, and i can see the difference of always having it down. Im constantly having tiny baby hair fly aways at the top of my head now. I think this might be also to do with a newer shampoo i tried as well though.
I dont agree with the other anon saying not to trim it. I wouldnt trim it every few weeks or months but at least twice a year or before an important event. After about 5 months or so i feel like a ratty elementary school horse girl if i dont trim my ends. I notice it with other long hair girls too, it looks bad if you never trim it.
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Is it possible that the porosity of your hair varies depending on your hair length? It generally takes 2 hours and 30 min or so for my hair to fully dry, but I notice that it takes longer for the lower parts of my hair to try. I also did pic rel, and one end of the hair was at the top of the water, and the other end of the hair was at the bottom of the water, so idk
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Is it true that ,in order to encourage wavy hair to curl, it's a good idea to get a layered haircut so that your hair isn't weighed down?
I had the same problem but I really wanted waist length hair so I just decided not to cut it at all. It's been 2 years since I've cut it and its to my waist now.
The ends are dead as hell but you can only tell if I straightened it, otherwise leaving my hair in its curly natural state it looks fine.
I hate the knots and tangles though. Didn't realize it would be this much of a hassel.
My hair is asian straight and feels a bit flat. Whenever I'd get a pixie cut the bottom part sticks out and it annoys me. >>198283
Also what's this haircut called? I wonder if this would work on me since my hair doesn't look that wavy. I'm afraid I'd end up looking like a beatles member or it would just end as a shitty bowl cut
I have knee length hair. Wash once a week, no heat styling (microfiber hair towels work nicely for cutting dry time), use a boar bristle brush. Avoid brushing your hair while wet.
Also avoid ponytails since elastics can cause breakage at the crown. I usually put my hair up in a low bun with a stick during the day to keep it away from damage.
I do daily search and destroy trimming to manage split ends personally, but that can be a bit of a time investment.
Samefag, just to add>>198435>The ends are dead as hell
Mine aren't, they look fresh and healthy despite not cutting my hair for 6 years. It's because it cycles so fast, the hairs on my head are not actually 6yrs old, those fell out and were replaced.
It's about 11 years from bob, but I maintained a few lengths along the way. Breaking it down more, it was about 5 years going from waist to knee. The aim is to see what my terminal length is.
The heat isn't too bad if you tie it up! I usually just throw it into a nautilus bun in the morning and it only takes a few seconds. It's actually easier to deal with in the summer than the bob was.
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Egg is protein, might want to find out if your hair needs protein or moisture before doing a mask, particularly with eggs, you could end up with very brittle hair.
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My ponytail thickness hasn’t changed in years, I don’t find a lot of hairs on the pillow or pull out clumps, but my part looks SO wide and sparse. It looks awful in photos taking in the sunshine, but even generally my part is wider / more noticeable than everyone else’s.
In fact, my hair density is such that when I hold my hair straight up I can definitely see right through my scalp all over, but the hairs themselves don’t seem extremely thin and I have medium thickness overall.
Is it possible to have low hair density but not be losing hair? Googling doesn’t give me much help and just makes me constantly panic about going bald. I don’t have PCOS or take birth control.
pic related, that’s my stupid head
I should, it’s hard to train it to stay over, you think it’ll naturally fall into place?>>198868
No, but nobody has said anything either, not that it means much. Actually I’m wondering if it looks really bad as people do notice but don’t say anything. I haven’t noticed any shedding but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any I guess
My hair use to be annoying to part, after you get out of the shower change the part and use a hairdryer to set it, or even at night switch the part and plait it in place. I always sleep in plaits after Audrey Kitching said it stops hair breakage and reduces damage. Failing that you could also use hair grips.
I mean your hair doesn't look thin from the photo but I can see what you mean about the part, but I can that some stands are going to the wrong side which could make it look gappy for lack of a better word. Also you mention ponytails, even using hair elastics can damage hair. My friend use to always wear her hair in a low pony with a scunchie and it visibly thinned where the scruchie made contact. Sometimes wearing different hairstyles can be good for your hair even though it can be annoying to learn new styles and rotate them.
Maybe your scalp around the parting just needs a bit of tlc.
Just remember what high tight pony's did to Jojo Siwa's hair lol. Like I use hair elastics almost daily, it's just not good to like pull at the hair strands all the time.
And you're welcome hehe
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>>198880> This is why you get satin or silk scrunchies
I agree, and I have also found that spin pins (like picrel) and spiral hair ties (like the invisibobble) are less damaging than the average hair elastic.
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Why did women in the 70s have such nice long hair? From what I understand they didn’t have good hair products, only used shampoo and no conditioner. Were people just generally healthier and better nourished back then?
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*greying light brown hair specifically, like picrel
>>199361>People get weird about gatekeeping what blonde is
This is absolutely true. I grew up with an unusual shade of light brown/blonde hair and I was relentlessly teased by other girls for having 'grey' hair. It made me want to lighten my hair to a 'proper' shade of blonde, and I was only 7 or 8 years old.
Nowadays, blonde people tend to say I have brown hair whilst everybody else considers me blonde. It's very strange.
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I have auburn hair and everyone calls it red except for redheads who call it brown lol.
I don't know why it matters so much.
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Are there any short hairstyles that work with giant foreheads? I'm getting the urge to cut my hair short but I think it might look terrible with a fivehead.
Current hairstyle is picrel, shaggy shoulder-length with bangs. Except it looks bad and not sexy because I'm not Kate Moennig.
Ignorant. Wigs were made for women,not men who want to cut their dicks off.
And I meant they made wigs so that you can try different hairstyles out without fucking your own hair up.
Short hair looking good tends to depend more on jawline and chin imo. There are short cuts you can do where you still have some fringe to soften the fivehead. If you have a fivehead but thicker hair or a solid hairline you can pull off even a short buzz cut, but cuts that short won't be flattering if you can see a fair amount of scalp deep into your hairline. Most importantly, if you have a goofy looking jawline from dental issues or something, any hair shorter than your chin will draw a lot of attention to it.>>200670
Shampooing every day strips the scalp of it's natural oils and it will produce more oil to compensate. Hot showers also dry the skin leading to more oil production. Reduce the frequency of your shampoos, take warm or cold showers, and avoid overuse of "clarifying" shampoos - these shampoos are meant to strip build up product out of your hair and should not be used daily or they will mess up the pH balance of your scalp which can also lead to excess oil production. When you get into the habit of shampooing less your scalp will adjust and stop producing as much oil, but there will be little adjustment period where you'll feel pretty greasy between shampoos. You can use a product called dry shampoo (which is not really a shampoo despite the name) to absorb some of the excess oil while your scalp adjusts to its new cleaning schedule.
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I finally got to live out my fantasy of walking around topless with my hair covering my nips. Was not nearly as sexy as I thought it'd be. I have no idea what to do with my hair now.
I have 2c (mayyybe 3a? Just a tiny bit?) thick and frizzy curly hair and it's a fucking beast right now. It's pretty long, like way past my breast currently. It gets matted and tangled in such a short time span. I can't handle it anymore.
I want to cut it short but I cannot find a decent cut I'd like to have and one that fits my natural hair. I considered a bob cut with bangs but I'm afraid it'll turn out so bad.
The pic on the left is one I've been wanting for a while. It looks so cute and hip to me. The middle pic is the bob cut that I started to consider, that one looks pretty cute to me too. The right pic is what I'm afraid my hair will actually look like if I go for middle pic.
My hair is very thick and curly however the curl pattern varies a bit day to day so it's hard to pinpoint which hairstyle to choose from cause it might not end up being a good haircut for myself. Also since i'm getting it cut short the curl pattern will change a tiny bit I believe.
Help me anons
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ot, but I crush so fast on girls with this hair type lol
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dunno if this really fits, but its the closest i could find in /g/. getting married saturday. a good friend did my hair yesterday. i love the color and its what i wanted for my wedding, do yall think it would look good next to a white dress? (im assuming worrying is normal cause my sister hated her wedding dress two days before her wedding.)
Try a semi permanent dye. They are deposit only and don't require an activator so they are less damaging and should last a few weeks.>>200800
Definitely looks like your purple toner was left on far too long. Purple toners are used to eliminate yellowness from blondes but if you leave them on too long you get this grey-purple effect that should hopefully mellow out in a week or two and land you closer to ash blonde like you wanted. Can't tell if the pink roots are intentional or something went wrong there. Regardless people are going to be paying more attention to the ceremony than how your gown and hair match and as other anons said nothing clashes with white including pink and purple.
Mine is down to my lower back/buttcrack. I use conditioner every day, wash my scalp with sulfate-free shampoo and put on a hair mask after every other day. Brush daily to detangle, distribute the oils from the scalp down to the ends and get the loose hairs out (otherwise I'll find them scattered around everywhere), avoid yanking and forcing as much as possible. I sometimes massage my scalp with the brush too. I change my parting pretty often and try to avoid hairstyles that are too tight or heavy and put strain on my scalp because I'm paranoid about traction alopecia. Trim the ends when they start to look wispy, I often look for and cut out split ends individually whenever I have spare time. I also cut out tapered ends, even though it's not really damage but rather just a strand of hair that has never been cut before, I don't think it does much for the overall appearance but when you look close enough to see the individual hairs they just appear a bit thicker with the blunt ends.
I also started taking biotin a while ago, though it hasn't been long enough to notice any significant changes yet.
Yeah it made my hair look like shit, it gave me thin ends and bulky layers. It definitely doesn't work for everyone.
Ugh it's gonna take years to fix this shit, I'm half tempted to chop a bunch off to even it out.
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I've been using ogx products for a couple of months now and I've seen an amazing improvement in my hair texture and silkiness. I have wavy and extremely frizzy hair, their argan oil keeps it in place and has helped me grow it faster than usual. I'm in love.
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I use all 4 but instead of the argan oil shampoo and conditioner I use the tea tree mint version. I use the argan oil after showering and washing my hair solely on the scalp and tips. And the oil mist when my hair is dry to control the frizziness.
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Any tips on getting rid of ingrown leg hair? Maybe like two years ago I noticed I missed a patch of hair on my legs but upon further inspection they were literally under my skin so that's why it didn't get shaved. Their not red or irritated/bumpy. In picrel it looks like the bottom left. I tried exfoliating (with an exfoliate glove and an exfoliate scrub), gorwing out my leg hair completely (seems to get the hair to grow out from the skin) and then shaving it, I've waxed instead, I've picked them out one by one with tweezers, and recently tried nair. They keep coming back.
What can I do anons?? It makes me self-conscious to wear shorts/skirts/dresses. I never had this problem before and didn't even know this kind of ingrown hair existed.
Have you tried an epilator anon?
I had the same kind of problem years ago and that was the only thing that worked for me.
I used it for about a year and even 10 years on, I still barely have any leg hair and no more ingrown hairs
Epilators are pretty annoying and they aren't pain free but imo, the long term results are worth it.
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Maybe try doing foils, like at a salon? By working in thin sections, you can control how much hair you're working with at a time and make sure everything gets bleached precisely. Use a brush and hope for the best. You'll probably need help from a friend for the back, though.
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How do you pull off cool messy hairstyles irl without looking like a smelly crackhead/grimes?
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Gonna cut my own hair based on this, wish me luck
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I think if your midface is long, covering up the forehead can draw attention to this and could make the face appear longer, yes
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Does anyone know if the Nashi argan oil shampoo and conditioner are worth the hype? They're pretty expensive so I want to hear other opinions before I take the plunge
I heard that they provide hydration, promote growth and leave your hair smooth and silky. They sound like the perfect hair products but I'm too stingy atm and want to be totally sure.>>202689
Thanks a lot. My hair is fine too so that's good to know. I'll be looking for that spray!
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I need a really good deep conditioner/masque/treatment for bleached hair. Currently a level 8(naturally a 3) and wanting to get to a 10.
I bleached my hair in 2 stages, most recent being about 2 months ago. My hair is in decent condition. It’s not snapping off just a bit dry. Much more moist than it was a month ago but I need to boost the moisture as I need to bleach it again in about 3 weeks.
Any recs would be appreciated. I have 2C type hair down to my belly button and a LOT of it. So no tiny bottles that cost $50.
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I know I might be reacting in a way that's a bit too hasty, but I've been the cgm for like a week so far and my 2A/2B hair kinda looks like a bunch of noodles with some frizz. My hair hangs to my sides and lacks volume. I think I might need a volumising product, but I'm unsure what to get. I also think that, at least according to this >>198670
, I need to reduce moisture, but I honestly don't know what products I could use to reduce moisture. Is it a bad idea to clarify once a week? So far, I'll just continue using the products
I already have so far since I already bought them
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Not a kpopfag but I saw this pic and it touched my soul. Is this realistically achievable or will it damage my hair beyond repair if it's very dark brown?
Bleach fucks up your hair either way, maybe less if it's virgin hair, but >>203344
shouldn't fry it
kpop hair is a mirage, don't trust how nice it looks in photos. They bleach it over and over again even though it's naturally dark and then somehow make it look temporarily good for appearances with magic (and straightners I guess). But when you see rare unedited candids it looks fried.
With dark hair you can try to slowly go light over time with highlights etc to avoid damage, but yes you absolutely will fuck it up if you think you can get to that colour quickly.
at the start of lockdown I switched to no poo method (bicarb wash every 2-3 weeks, vegan co wash or homemade mask every week or so) + boar brush + velcro rollers, no other products. my very thick straight hair looks good for the first time in my life & has grown about 10" since march 2020. the colour has even changed from mousey to dark copper. no static, no knots, will hold a curl for a few hours, doesn't even smell bad.
but nonnitas, am I a freak for not using shampoo? even the crunchiest women I know use a shampoo bar. will my hair end up damaged if I keep living like a cavewoman?
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I just started using this shampoo and conditioner and my hair is super dry and falling out. That being said, I also have the flu right now. Does anyone know if it’s possible that my hair is being affected by my illness or is it most likely just this product? Does anyone else have any experience with this product or brand? Thanks!
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Picrel worked for me. If you're used to heavily scented shampoo it'll smell like a wet dog at first lol, but the smell doesn't stay in your hair
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is revlon heat protectant good for straightening hair? how do you use it do you spray it on your hair before you use the hair straightener?
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I don't understand the difference between a wolf cut and a shag, when I search them they look the same. Picrel came up under wolf cut.
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any tips for protecting your hair while you sleep and minimizing breakage/damage while sleeping?
i already use silk/satin pillow cases, my hair is super long and semi-thick @ around 2A texture-wise.
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What do you think about unnatural/weird hair colors both on yourself and on other people? Like/dislike?
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I love vivid hair colors, both on myself and others, but only when they are taken care of well. I have fair, cool-toned skin and level 6 hair that I colored various shades of purple and blue for about a year. I think it looks super trashy when fashion-colored hair looks super damaged and has a ton of growout, but that's true of any color really. The main thing I hate is when people don't keep up on coloring the hair and just let the dye fade out to some desaturated pastel shade of green or orangey pink. Like when someone dyes their hair a beautiful rich blue and just lets it turn light green, it looks so lazy! I like fashion colors in theory, but so many people just see a photo of pretty hair on instagram and think if they get that color it'll look that amazing all the time without much upkeep.
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This was a game changer for me! Long hair bonnet.
It's complicated. Generally I really like them, but I hate the 'creative' dye jobs that most hairdressers do, like with 10 different colours that are all going to look like shit after the first wash.
And also I think too many people just grab a colour they like and slap it on their heads without thinking about their undertone, whether that specific shade is going to look good on them etc, which is fine, but tends to look terrible.
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Is there a name for this style? Reverse image search didn't help.
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It's a faux hawk.
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I know this is a retarded question but what color is her hair? Ashy dark brown? Warm black? Does this shade have a specific name?
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to me it looks deepest brown
pic from wikipedia
overmoisturizing, when it comes to CGM, usually means that your hair is deficient in protein. you may want to do a strand test on a protein mask or conditioner sample and see if you are sensitive before using it. moisture/protein is a balancing act, if your hair tolerates or enjoys protein it's sort of like balancing alkaline and acidic, when you are overmoisturized, turning to protein is usually what's needed. if your hair is limp and lifeless, it might be hungry for some. but definitely do a strand test, some hair can't tolerate protein and will become frizzy and straw-like, like a bad bleach job. i like the sheamoisture protein conditioner and deep conditioning masks, sometimes i use homemade rice water too. my hair is very thirsty for it, YMMV, definitely use a cheap small sample and strand test to make sure you don't end up with hay-hair.
the CGM sucks for some people, even if their hair has nice, dense, natural coils. it's best to use the techniques and types of products as a loose guide and figure out what your hair likes through trial and experimentation.
i have super dense wavy hair which turns into thick curls when looked after properly, but it's temperamental and changes all of the time.
women with very tight, dense natural curl patterns (as in, full blown afro curls) also sometimes find that it can be hit or miss, and following the regimen or routine down to the letter can be an expensive exercise in disappointment and buyer's remorse.
a lot of people with wavy hair enjoy using medium hold gels or mousses while damp and "scrunching" them out once dry for nice, springy hair. very small amount of light, absorbent oil or a light, non-greasy leave-in can help to reduce frizz, but i find they weigh my hair down pretty easily and leave me greasy if they don't soak in right away. serums, oils and leave-ins for highly porous, thirsty afro hair are way too much for bog standard wavy hair.
women with wavy hair seem pretty evenly divided between medium hold gels and mousse, but lots of people love mousse once they find the one that suits their particular hair. gel is definitely far more hit or miss.
certain drug store brands can be nice, but many of them cause significant frizz issues. you can do your own unbiased third party review digging and see what people with your hair type/curl pattern like to use, generally people can find a cheap option that plays well with their hair but it's trial and error.
if you've got a lot of wet webbing (looks like crazy spiderweb frizz while wet, and medusa type frizz when dried) it may benefit from protein if it likes it. it may be hungry for something, or damaged. if you are wet combing or wet brushing, you may be a little rough with it? just troubleshooting suggestions, idk what you do.
a lot of people love tilting their head to the side in the shower, plopping on lots of conditioner and "scrunching" the conditioner-saturated hair into piles of curls, bunching them up from tips to your scalp and gently pressing and releasing. i do this and usually use a wide toothed comb to gently detangle beforehand, while wet and slippery. like, apply a very small amount of conditioner while hair is wet in the shower, use wide toothed comb to gently detangle where my hair naturally parts, saturate with conditioner and squish into piles of curls. doing this with wavy hair requires conditioner that isn't too greasy or thick, so you can saturate it without looking nasty after it rinses.
sometimes trimming flyaways and breakage can help if it's just the way damaged ends fall, with no clumps of waves to cling to and form a cohesive mass with.
wet webbing IME usually indicates my hair is hungry for something, i'm overmoisturizing or have too many flyaways, breakage and damaged ends. i think we have the same curl pattern btw.
you can try medusa clipping your hair while slightly damp under a satin bonnet or large silk scarf before bed too, cheap smaller claw clips pinning your waves into serpentine bundles and pinned near the roots (not too tight or pinching right at the root). if you wake up early and are at home all day, you can also do this out of the shower and let it air dry on your head. some people like robe or sock curls but i haven't tried it, hair is too short.
there are offshoots of the CGM method for wavy hair that can be helpful, but following it as a rule book rather than a loose guide can be frustrating and expensive.
i like a few salon brand leave-ins which help my hair air dry quickly while giving very loose hold and shape, hairdresser recommended them and they're very easy "style and go" products.
I have the Revlon One Step. It’s definitely kind of noisy. I wash my hair then let it air dry for about 30-40 minutes then use it on the low setting. It takes about 15 minutes to do my whole head and I have a LOT of hair - my point tail is about as thick as a wrist.
For $50 it was a really good deal and saves me a lot of time. I have the cute mint colour
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I've been experimenting with co-washing (washing hair with conditioner instead of shampoo while shampooing once a week) and I hate it. What's a good shampoo I can use daily that won't fuck my hair up? My scalp produces a lot of oil. I have fine, straight hair.
I've tried cutting out shampoos with sulfates but I don't really notice any difference. The ION hard water purifying shampoo [pic related] is very excellent, but too harsh for every-other-day washing.
kinds tricky bc shampoo will ALWAYS strip your hair and the cycle will start again.
maybe you can try some diy shampoos. i had good experiences with rye flour "shampoos" and ghassoul powder "shampoos". they're natural and don't strip your hair of oils too much.
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Oh man I'm in the exact same boat as you.
So I work from home so I usually go 2 days inbetween showers. I used to wash my hair everyday but, since working from home started, I realized I don't need to anymore. I discovered picrel a few months ago and it's a fucking godsend. It's soft on fine hair but it's strong enough to get rid of all the oil. It's my holy grail shampoo.
Great, I'll look into this!
Thank you nonnas ♥
I know there's less you can do with it without damage, but
You can at least cut the front parts short and then you get this really cute face framing to accentuate the cheekbones
It can look adorable whilst short
It will probably get healthier as it grows back, but in the meantime, water/conditioner mixed sprayed onto the hair will accentuate curl and reduce frizz.
Also, straightening it causes damage, which I recently learned the hard way. So it's easier to make the curls look deliberate instead of frizzy. If you have (euro texture) curly hair, then you can sleep in two braids, and have more even curls, if you have ruined your curl pattern. And if you french braid it you can hide the curl pattern if you hate it so much. But idk why you hate it and what type of aesthetic you have to make you want to avoid curls so much.
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My hair is 2c near the scalp and 3a on ends and upper layers. It generally looks like Nicole Kidman's hair in picrel, texture, lenght and color-wise. Sounds like it's curlier than yours but I'll be grateful for any tips!>>205955
I appreciate the advice anon. I figure hiding my curls via braids and updos may be the best soution for now.
As for my aesthetic, as a teenager I was 100% goth so you can imagine I hated my curly blonde hair with a passion and these days I go for the stereotypical scandi minimalist style with dark colors and geometric silhouettes that looks really good with a slicked back low bun or a blunt lob haircut (I know, I'm fucking boring lol)
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Here are my tips/methods nonna! I hope they work for you even if your hair is a bit curlier than mine (my hair is quite long too, so the extra weight might help me somewhat? It's always worth a try). The results vary, sometimes I'm left with almost straight hair and sometimes it just gives me waves, but they still look far more relaxed than my natural curls! I'm going to try my best to explain but it might end up sounding very autistic.
The first method is to do a simple braid down the back with wet hair. Sometimes I braid the hair after putting it in a tight ponytail, to keep the hair around my head especially straight. Tie the end of the braid like normal (where there's a little 'tail' of hair left at the bottom); as soon as the tail part is dry, untie the braid and retie it on the next section up. Wait for that part to dry and then repeat by retying above the next section, and keep going until the whole length of your hair is dry.
It can be quite time consuming, so I sometimes speed it up by tucking it in my shirt if I'm at my desk (I guess my body heat makes it dry faster?) or if the heating is on during winter I sit with my back to the radiator (I don't think its hot enough to cause heat damage, but I might be wrong lol).
This might not work for you if the little tail at the end of your braid dries just as curly as it usually does, but for me it manages to dry far straighter. Maybe it's because all of the hair is bunched together so it can't curl like it naturally does?
It's a really simple solution and I've never seen it written anywhere before (maybe im just retarded) but its my holy grail. It takes a while to dry completely, but the only thing you really have to do is braid it and move the hair tie up when that part dries.
The other way I get my hair straight(er) is by using jumbo hair rollers (mine are 60mm) and letting them air dry. I don't recommend it as much, because it takes far longer and sometimes they refuse to dry at all. If you're not against using hair dryer heat on your hair (or if you have a hair dryer with a heatless setting), that would definitely speed up the process! I've tried gradually unrolling each roller and letting the exposed bit of hair dry bit by bit, but it was somewhat painful to have 12 hair rollers hanging from my head and definitely not practical in any way. I've also managed to sleep in them before, which again, I don't recommend.
I kind of only use it as my nuclear option; like if I'm going to an important event like an interview or party the next day and I want my hair looking as straight as possible. The results are always absolutely amazing!!! They give me better results than straighteners. But personally, I'm too lazy to do it all the time.
Some bonus tips:
- I always sleep with my hair in a silk cap, loosely braided or twisted up. I feel like it helps to maintain the un-curliness(???) and it can help to distribute the oils in my hair from scalp to ends, which makes them look less frizzy
- I always avoid brushing or combing like the plague. If my hair is curly it'll turn into a frizzy lions mane, and if I've managed to get my hair looking straight/wavy, it'll go all curly again. If I have to detangle, I use a shark tooth comb (picrel, the ONLY comb type i've ever found to work) or just my fingers.
- I don't have much success with oils and cremes, but I know lots of other people who do. If my hair is wavy and I want to keep it from getting all frizzy, I sometimes use one of the john frieda frizz ease cremes/serums/whatever they call them now (any from that line are good imo) and it works at least temporarily!
- If you're feeling lazy, you don't have to do anything to your hair. A lot of the time I just let mine dry in a tight ponytail to keep the hair around my face relatively straight, and I don't worry about the lengths getting curly. Then I just wrap it up and clip it with one of those big hair claws. I get some nice curls poking out, usually looking much neater than they have the right to be, and I think its a pretty good look! It sounds like it'll fit your style better than free curls, and its very low-effort.
Even if my methods don't work to the same extent for you, I hope they can at least take your curly levels down a notch, or that other nonnas find them useful!
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Okay anons, is it even physically possible to not have flyaways and not get frizz at all??
I have naturally curly hair but I straighten it and I have used all the treatments, masks, serums and all that that promises sleekness and no frizz but so far none of those fucking worked
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Haha, the irony
you cover yourself in oil
But literally, you need two ingredients.
Dampen your hair, and make a mixture of slightly heated honey and olive oil. Mix, apply, and leave on your damp/wet hair, cover, and leave for about four hours whilst you do stuff, and rinse out.
I can attest that this slightly lightens naturally blonde hair whilst leaving a soft feeling, so I used to use this during winter when I got less sunlight. But you need to repeat it to see results. >>206187
It may be that you need more moisture then. Again, we both have similar hair, and I know that 50/50 conditioner water sprayed on the hair makes mine a lot sleeker, so it may work for you too. Also, cold water is best for washing the hair.>>194587
Ok my turn to ask a question. How can I dye my hair darker without hair dye? If I could tint the bottom half darker that would be nice. I want to look more mature and get a job, and last summer I spent hours and hours outside because everything was shut, and so the ends are too light now. Are there natural methods that you can confirm work, like soy sauce? I have tried to DIY this and it was catastrophic.
Thanks anons for all these responses, so I decided to buy it and I already regret it.
I have very fizzy hair like >>206188
hair on left pic. Hairdresser was using her hair dryer and brush combo to dry my hair and it looked amazing. I bought that hair styler and dryer cause I thought the effect would be similar, but no it's shit.
God I'm so done with my hair, nothing fucking helps, I'm gonna wear a braid forever I guess.
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Kikomi-chan would be jealous of me. I didn’t think it was possible, but I’m a 22 y/o female with a receding hairline. I’m already ugly in the face, so this is like a hilarious final kick in the face from the universe. Both my grandfathers suffered hairloss, and I foolishly thought that the “baldness skips a generation” rule only applied to males. Well, now me and my younger brother both have this issue.
When I look online, everyone says that this type of frontal hair loss only happens in women who wear their hair pulled up/back. I guess I’m an anomaly because I could probably count on my hands the number of times I’ve worn a ponytail.
Im thinking of shaving it all off and just saying fuck it but I also suffer from bad acne that even affects my scalp, so it would look gross. It’s not for lack of washing either, I’ve been to like 4 dermatologists and all of them have prescribed be different things over the years, none of which have worked (but I guess that’s a story for the skincare thread).
Anyway, idek why I’m posting this, there’s no solution other than expensive hair transplant surgeries I can’t afford. I guess I’m just venting.
sounds retarded but theres like, aerosol sprays people use to cover their gray hairs at their roots that you could use, or just eyeshadow (if your hair isn't blonde ofc)
its not a hair transplant but it will at least make you feel a little less insecure about your appearance. i have really blonde baby hairs despite having dark hair and it makes it look like i have giant bald patches near my temples kek and i usually just use eyeshadow on them and it's pretty indistinguishable
>>206300>or just use eyeshadow (if your hair isn’t blond ofc)
If emojis were allowed I’d put the crying one here. I have a weird hair color that’s somewhere between dirty blonde & Auburn, I used to use eyeshadow to fill in my eyebrows (cuz they’re like nonexistent) but had to give up because I could never find the right color. The closest I got was like a weird grey pink, kek. Thank you for the response though nonnie
, I appreciate it and sympathize with your struggles.
NOOOOOO my worst fear came true, i was thinking to myself when writing my last post like, "i really hope nona doesn't have blonde hair" but alas, these things happen
i did google "strawberry blonde" for hair powders and found one called rootflage, it seems like it's more for people who dye their hair or want to cover their grays, but it COULD work..i kinda wanna try one of them now though kek
Maybe try a clarifying shampoo? They're stronger and maybe you have some kind of build-up.
Did you change anything (new products, different shower, etc.) before this started happening?
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I'm following this photo guide as a complete beginner to the curly girl method. The step I'm confused about is the 'final reset wash'. It says to wash your hair with a sulfate-FILLED shampoo to reset your hair, but then in some other articles I learned about sulfate-free clarifying shampoo, which, if I understand correctly is also referred to as "reset" shampoo. I have a run of the mill sulfate-filled shampoo and a sulfate-free clarifying shampoo: which should I use for my reset wash?
Of course it won't affect the ends of your hair if it's brittle. Getting your nutrition in check will make the hair that grows out from your scalp that point forward healthier. Hair shows your historical nutrition; you can't expect the supplements to travel down your hair shaft and repair itself as if it were alive.
I'd recommend eating enough protein, i drink ready made shakes made from milk protein and of course keeping your iron levels great. It takes a very long time to see the true results of this hence why it's so important to not become malnourished or unhealthy.
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Does coconut oil really moisturize hair or is it just a meme? Also does it not clog the drain?
I once read that it depends on your hair type. It does hydrate my hair a lot and makes it super silky, however I don’t use it much because I noticed I have way more hair fall out when rinsing, but I don’t know why that is.
Also it is a bitch to rinse.
I have thin curly hair that’s dry as fuck after years of dying it and straightening it. According to the articles it’s bad for coarse hair because of protein build up.
I’d give it a try though, it’s a bit of trial and error. I use extra virgin coconut oil, put it everywhere except the roots and leave it in for a few hours.
When your monthly salary is 350€ then it's a bit much for something you can use once lol>>207083
Thanks, I'll look it up!
No, that was my experience too…that moussed stiff shiny curls thing was not… the look I was going for. And the mousse in my hair made it feel…horrible.
part of CG imo is that with curly hair you should use mostly conditioner to clean your hair and only shampoo only occasionally. Conditioner alone actually removes the built up oils & such pretty well, but not completely. I found what works pretty well was using a big handful squirt of conditioner, and then adding like a couple drops to a teaspoon of shampoo to the conditioner in my hand.
You'll need to get uses to the slightly more oiles feeling of your hair right after you shower, compared to the very "clean" degreased feeling of shampooed hair, but if you strip oils like that with shampoo i feel like your scalp jist produces more to compensate. Keeping it slightly oiled with fresh clean conditioner is where you want to be, kind of like how leather is kept in condition by being oiled. Curly hair, like leather, can absorb a lot of oil without looking greasy & also needs that oil to stay supple. Straight hair does not handle oil well at all and will easily look "greasy" and get a sheen, but curly hair can handle being more conditioned.
Now the gel/mousse thing… that doesn't work. This is controversial, but I think the gel/mousse stuff got added to curlygirl because of people who quite frankly… don't actually have curly hair, but rather only slightly wavy. It's basically using gel to hard-set curls…why tf would you do that if your hair is already curly. Every picture I've seen of the scrunch thing is someone who is desperately trying to gel-set curls into their wavy hair. Co-washing actually made my hair feel great & look a lot less frizzy, it was definitely a big change - the couple times I tried the gel thing were a disaster. I did it looked in the mirror and started dying laughing. I walked in to my partner's room like "Hey did it work lmao" and they died too. It was like just fuck me up tier bad. But do the cowashing.
This is probably the best explanation of CG methods I've ever read!! I have relatively straight hair close to the scalp but the length of my hair curls into ringlets, so I struggle to keep a balance. Conditioning my whole head usually results in oily roots but lovely curls.
Personally the best fix I've found for myself is using baby shampoo. It feels gentle enough to not completely strip my hair of the oils it needs, but cleansing enough to actually clean it. I recommend it for anyone in a similar situation.
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I'm taking my chances asking this here, I have curly afro like hair (probably a bad description because I definitely have a softer texture that is very down the middle of Caucasian curly hair and afro hair) and I want to get straight bangs. I know, that sounds like a bad idea, but my hair holds all styles extremely well and I want to keep the rest of my hair natural because it's easier to manipulate and I like the volume i can naturally achieve. picrel is the kind of thing i am going for. I'm afraid of burning the shit of my hair.
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I hate my hair. it never air dries nicely because it is so poofy and frizzy, even when I try using cg products. I've been blow drying it forever but even then, if it's rainy or humid outside, it turns into puffy straw. I picked up picrel yesterday and am trying it out today to hopefully help. does anyone have recommendations for 2b-2c hair?
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Does anyone know how to achieve this style? Thanks nonnas
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Maybe something like this could help?
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These things suck. You’re better off making a bouffant with the hair from your hair brush and a hair net. Tie it off and pin it to the back of your hair like a bump-it. Takes time to collect the hair but you can use old extension hair too. Just tease it and make it puffy. Use a lot.
Picrel uses a hair bun.
Lmao, don't use these. I remember using the little one back in the early 2010s and people looked at me like I was a freak. Plus the plastic was really hard to disguise to make it presentable. Seconding >>208801
I think any consistency would work, maybe? Just not super watery cause then it wouldn't even have the nutritional properties, maybe. But mine is usually a very snot-like consistency (sorry for gross)
This girl shows well the right consistency
Absolutely based pic, nonnie
. I think you could get away with straightening them but you have to be careful and use heat protectant. Depending on how often you wash, you could probably straighten them once every 2 or 3 days maybe? Just be careful, I fried my hair in high school by straightening all of my hair every single day for 7 months after bleaching it. But
Since bangs are short and get trimmed often I think any damage could just be cut right off with regular trimmings anyways.
Honestly I kinda gave up straining it as well lol I just put it on my hair and make sure to wash off all seeds, so far so good. I guess I'd recommend doing it on a sink or with a garden hose maybe, if you have the space. I don't think they'd clog the shower drain, but I don't know.
Anyway, regarding the smell, I believe a wheaty smell is too be expected i kinda like it
, it smells like that when you're cooking with it as well.
As for the color, I guess it depends on the type of flaxseed you are using? I use the golden one and the color is a super pale off white color. If your flaxseed is brown, the color will probably reflect that.
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stupid question, but would this fringe style make a big forehead even bigger or would it even things out? I love the way it looks but I'm afraid of trimming my fringe this way because I don't want to look like an idiot for a month until it grows to a length I like.
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I think you should go for fringe just above your eyebrows bc shorter fringe will make the attention go to your forehead and accentuate it
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i really want to dye my hair black from picrel. the ends of my hair have turned slightly orangey-yellow from sun exposure, and i also think black would look good against my green eyes. what do you nonas think?
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That hair isn't true black. Just don't go out and buy permanent black dye as it is impossible to remove. I dye my hair a soft black by mixing a level one with a level three dye and adding low volume developer so it isn't permanent.
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I get the Schwartzkopf Igora vibrance dye in 1.0 (i have a lot of hair so i use 2 bottles, one a lighter color to soften the result). And mix it with the same line's (Royal Vibrance) low volume creme developer in a 1:1 ratio
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I'm nearly 30 and going corporate after years of working in an alt industry and having shitty danger hair. Is picrel too bright and unnatural to be considered professional?
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So, my hair were pretty curly (about 3a to 3b) at the bottom and completely flat at the top. What I've done is given myself a bob and cut most of my hair off to start fresh. What should I do that I get my hair curlier at the roots as they were at the bottom?
I've recently bought some sulphate-free shampoo to use but I'd like to know more to really define my lost curls.
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Rainy ass wet ass season is upon us.
I've been meaning to ask about what I can do to get my hair to hold better. I have fine mostly straight hair and I've been scrunching my hair while damp and clipping until it dries that way, then letting it go and slowly "flatten" until it arrives at a poofy, loosely wavy… thing. It looks amazing and holds until I sleep on it but as soon as it gets humid it goes back to being straight so I'm wondering about products I can put in to keep it from doing that. I've tried Not Your Mother's texturizer gel thing but it doesn't appear to do anything to my hair except make it look greasy. I've tried switching up the amount used, dry vs damp etc. It's always the same, either greasy or no change.
Mousse or a more aggressive gel might be what I need? But I rely on the hair loosening up to counteract the rather extreme scrunch twist that I put my hair in to get it to be as textured as I want… When would I even add the mousse? Aerosol might be the right thing so as not to disturb the shape it takes on?
Yeah it gives me a headache, I think if you've got heavy hair it's just a thing that happens.
The best way I've found to alleviate the pulling is a bit weird sounding but it's comfy as - I do an upside down braid, like flip my head over and start braiding from the nape of my neck. If I braid it all the way to the end I don't even need a hairband, it just flops over and I can't feel it at all. Obviously that looks retarded and I can't wear it in public but it might be something you can experiment with.
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How can I stop my hair from becoming a tangly mess in the shower? I have one of these brushes and it helps a little, but now that my hair is down to my waist it's impossible to manage when wet and I have to use half a bottle of conditioner to detangle it
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Do you have the wet brush? Your pic related looks more like the thingy to scrub the scalp
A regular scalp detangler or that pic you posted is nothing like a wet brush. I use that brand on my dry hair too because it's so gentle and effective. Also, with long hair I like to make a very
loose bun, basically a bun hanging at my shoulders, and wash the scalp like that. That way I can turn my head upside down and stuff and it won't be a nightmare
take its from me, a fellow curly… you only need to use heavy oily products because you're using too much shampoo. you dont have to go full curlygirlmethod but please try just washing with a NO SILICONE conditioner for at least 2 weeks. I had acne my whole life until I did this and it went away for the first time ever.
The cheap ass Suave Coconut conditioner doesn't have silicones, or you can find lists of silicone-free products on the curlygirl reddit. And after this, I used some Tresemme which has silcones literally one time and got two pimples the next day.
I usually do wash with just conditioner, using shampoo only once a week, but thats hard to convince people to do because it does feel like youre not getting all the way clean. But you should try it. And 100% avoid silicones.
if you're anal enough to do a "pre shampoo mask" i'm gonna go out on a short limb and assume you also use numerous other skincare products that claim to "treat" acne. All I can say is, don't, and stop.
A lot of people get on board the skincare/hairproducts train as teens because of natural teenage acne. And once you're on that train, if you ever stop using the acne-suppressing products, the acne comes back. But only at first! This is natural - when you're constantly de-oiling your skin, your body produces more oils to compensate. Then if you stop de-oiling, you of course get really oily - for a little while, a month or two. But in a pretty short time, your skin realizes it doesn't need to make so much oil, and slows down to a normal adult level.
I have the best skin & hair I've ever had since I stopped using anything but basic suave conditioner, and gentle soap only if I literally get dirty.
If you have never in your adult life held off from using products for at least two months, you actually don't even know what your natural adult skin & hair look like. There is an adjustment period but you have to resist the urge to treat issues with products.
Also if you eat more than 1-2 ounces per day of meat or cheese/butter you will get pimples and greasy skin because of it.
>>210438>you actually don't even know what your natural adult skin & hair look like
Or you're an adult who has an oily scalp and skin and its never changed even into your 30s and its genetics. Adults can have acne on par with teens and many do struggle with it, which is why Cerave shit can be such a godsend. Sorry, but this shit is like r/skincareaddiction tier advice and years ago when I paid mind to it, my skin became so oily that I looked as if I had aged 5-10 years. I'll never understand where the consensus that oily skin makes someone look younger came from either. I legitimately looked worse.
I feel like this method only works for certain skin and hair types, same with that no poo or being able to get away with doing a diluted acv rinse (which I did do and saw hair loss, so never again).>>210439
No bullshit and I might get clowned, but I used the vo5 strawberry to shave and I've noticed that my legs are way softer and moisturized. I was using that skintimate shea butter shaving cream prior and all it did was dry out my legs and felt like it was stripping a layer of skin or something, like I saw discoloration.
well I want it in a bun, but thanks for the suggestion haha>>210925
Good one! I've never had a scrunchie before so I didn't think of that at all, thanks!
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Is it possible to dye your hair unnatural (as in partially/ contrasted) without looking juvenile? Picrel, I think it looks good but I'm afraid of looking like a teenager. Sage 4 retarded ramble
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Bough this today. Would it be good for superr thick, curly 3c hair? I'm only just getting familiar with hair products and this looked like a type of wet brush that was recommended for curly hair
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wavy hair nonitas, i highly recommend lush's super milk. I have fine, frizzy, wavy but kind of curly hair, and have been trying product for the past year. I find most curly hair products to be way too heavy for my hair, but I have been enjoying this leave in from lush. it's amazing for second day hair, is really lightweight, and smells really good!
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As someone with ridiculously thick and curly hair, the only brush I’ll ever swear by for both fast, gentle detangling while wet and curl definition + styling is a Denman Styler 7 row. So stupidly specific but it took me my whole life to find a brush that can work through my hair properly without ripping out clumps or just skimming the top layer…and if you use it with product or in the shower, the whole thing can be taken apart and washed out and sanitized. No more mystery water leaking from your paddle brush into you hair. The only downside is I think the base is rubber so it will probably break down over time but I’ve had mine for a year and use it every time I shower and it’s still going strong!
Ahh thank you for the specific rec anon, I'll definitely look for this one next time I head into town. Hopefully it can salvage my thick bush like it did yours.
I'm curious though, after you comb with conditioner do you comb again outside of the shower while its still wet? Also, when detangling, how small do you section your hair? I split mine in quarters but I'm thinking make the sections smaller might help define the curls more… I have no idea though lol still very new to all of this
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Does anyone have experience with making their own shampoo/conditioner, any tips or recipes they can recommend? I've seen a few floating around and I'm curious to try them out but also a little unsure about whether it's a good idea so it'd be nice to hear some other thoughts before I go ahead.
I used to read her recipes years ago: https://wellnessmama.com/5801/diy-beauty-recipes/
She's got a shampoo recipe, both bar and dry and normal liquid kind. Personally, I don't like to use Castile in my hair and if I make a shampoo I like to use rosemary and lavender.
That babyliss shit should not work on your hair. That brush is for people w thin straight hair. Look at the white, round things on the end of the bristles. Any brush like that won't even budge through wet curly hair, it's just gonna get caught on those.
I personally use the original tangle teezer from ulta and it's the only brush that works for me. The hot pink one. Not the bullshit "thick hair" or "curly hair" ones they came out with. Those didn't work and are clearly gimmicks.
Styling depends A LOT more on your rinse out conditioner and leave in (and slightly your methods) than your brush which is akin to gambling at a casino. It fucking sucks, especially when your go to product gets discontinued which eventually, it will. Also look at the ingredients list. Anything that says "curly hair" on it, is most likely NOT curly hair friendly. All the curly haired products are more lowkey. You'll figure out we don't really have a lot to choose from. I recommend double checking products on the curlyhair subreddit. Avoid polyquats and silicones in your conditioner.
Speaking of curly products, curly girls bookmark curlsbot.com it's been a lifesaver as someone in a poorfag country who can't get most of the US/UK products recommended online.
Tangent but last week, new bottle of my favourite conditioner felt like a slightly different texture. Double checked the label = when they "upgraded" the packaging they added dimethicone to the formula. Bitches betrayed me in my own shower.
I switched to the Hask tea tree and rosemary shampoo last night and I'm loving it. My hair feels ridiculously bouncy and full and I never felt that with any of the OGX products. And before someone tries citing that tiktok going around, it didn't cause me to have any hair loss and I had been using it since like 2012. It just weighed my hair down with too much moisture.>>211503
Ntayrt but I've used this one before and maybe it will be similar for a replacement: https://www.soapboxsoaps.com/collections/conditioners/products/coconut-oil-moisture-nourish-conditioner
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Can anyone recommend hairstyles appropriate for job interviews, so employers don’t think I’m a slob for choosing to wear my natural curls? My hair is in a shag with lots of layers so it’s hard to figure out what to do.
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I think as long as you're well groomed you'll read professional, I don't think your picrel would look out of place at a job interview. You could do a nice half-bun to get the top shaggy layers out of the way.
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What the fuck do I do girls?
Today my hairdresser fucked up and had to get her manager to “fix” it. All they could do was go shorter.
I’ve been growing it for 3 years and it’s all gone.
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thanks anon, it makes me feel better having someone acknowledge the suckiness.
unfortunately I can’t stand hair extensions. I’ve had them once or twice before and I just hated them (super sensitive scalp)
I’m going to try get into a better salon tomorrow but I don’t know how lucky I’ll be? I’m supposed to go out tomorrow night with friends. I don’t want to cancel on them but it’s so bad
a shame it’s not still halloween. i could have pulled this off perfectly
Arghh this is such a shitty situation nonna and you’re coming at it with a way better sense of humour than I would.
Can you style it in any way that makes it redeemable? If not, have you ever considered having a complete style change up and chopping it all off? If you’ve ever thought about what you’d like your hair to look like if you cut it all off, find some photos that match the vibe, show them to your new stylist and pray like Hell they’re more competent than the last. Sadly your hair isn’t growing back any time soon so the only thing you can do now is try to salvage it with a stylish short cut. I’ve been in your situation before and it’s such a dogshit feeling spending money on a cut only for it to come out bad. My best wishes to you.
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I'm so sorry anon! I know the feeling, I've been given an accidental bowl cut before too. It'll look a lot better once it gets touched up, especially if they can put in some layers to break up the silhouette a little. If you're not averse to going a little shorter, I think the super layered shag thing that everyone's doing right now is actually super cute.
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i know in my heart you’re right, but I’ve just come from having a pixie cut and avoided the urge to touch it for years while it grew past my shoulders.
I guess I’m still in the denial/bargain phase.
I know the only way to save this is to go shorter and tbf short doesn’t look bad on me. It just sucks because I’ve had short hair my whole life and I’ve only very recently started to think I can be confident enough having long girly hair and being super feminine.
Oh well. 2 more years of the same old style won’t hurt me
thanks so much nonnas. I feel a little better about this mess
Have you checked if you're protein sensitive? I thought CGM was a scam before I realized I need to go 100% protein/coconut oil free.
If not, well maybe it's just not for you! Some of my friends with beautiful hair use silicones and alcohols that CGM prohibits. The only way to do hair right is whatever method gives you healthy, pretty hair. A year is plenty of time for your hair to acclimate to the process. If you feel stifled by rules and you're not getting results then ditch it!
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Anons, is it possible to get Farrah Fawcett hair on naturally curly hair without heat? I've got 3a/2c curls naturally and I've been straightening it for awhile because I just do not know how to style it, and to be honest, I really hate the basic curly "styles", if you could even call them that. All of the people on Youtube with similar hair types as me just have their curls straight down with no styling or volume despite having curls, and it looks so boring to me. But seeing so many people pull off the Farrah hairstyle made me really want to try it, but every tutorial I've seen is someone with straight hair using curling irons to achieve the look. I feel like it should be possible to do without heat given how textured my hair is already but I have absolutely no idea on how to go about it, any nonnas got any tips/tricks?
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Not sure where to ask this, but how the FUCK do you tint your eyelashes without burning your eyeballs off?
All the advice I see is just "be careful" but how?? I use a tiny brush, steady my hand and do one eye at a time, but this burning chemical crawls up my lashes and seeps into my waterline every.damn.time.
Even when I magically feel no pain while tinting, I WILL get it in my eyes when wiping or washing it off. Am I being a dumbass or is this a pain-is-beauty scam?
idk about no heat but you can achieve it without a flat iron with hot rollers, or blow drying it straight and using rollers/pinning it up. Having a layered haircut is key toohttps://youtu.be/TVYNuFwbU8g
this girl does it with rollershttps://youtu.be/9RHXb3snBrc
this one isn't in English but its exactly what I mean, blow dry it and pin it up curling it away from your facehttps://youtu.be/xoV_ZvI6Xzs
this one uses hot rollers
I'm blond and I hate mascara>>212638
Anything you can do with a curling iron you can do with hair rollers and a good alcohol-free gel or mousse. Look for roller set patterns for volume on youtube, the rest depends on your haircut as other anon said. Only drawback is wet set curls take forever to dry, but at least you avoid damage
the annoying thing is that no one was saying this when i started the CGM 2 years ago. i liked the look of the gel cruched waves and i got a lot of compliments on it but i feel like i really fucked my hair cuticles since i didn't have any silicone protecting it from the shitty weather for almost a year. i have extremely thick, frizzy, wavy hair and i didn't really get much benefit out of the CGM.
im kind of thinking about cutting my hair short ish - like armpit length since it's now waist length and just going deep into diligently using drugstore products. i feel like that's just better for my hair in general. i wish it wasn't so frizzy though.
i barely used heat on my hair for like… fuck 12 years now? that's insane. but now i'm more open to using it since my hair is frizzy anyway, might as well style it in a nice way.
vid rel is actually what made me go from thinking of quitting to quitting and never looking back. its wild to me since there were finally people saying that CGM is a hit or miss, even among curlies. like WHERE WERE YOU PEOPLE BEFORE???
CGM is literally one book written by one person, then the hair bloggers got hold of it and it became a new culty way to justify consumerism and bullying others for asking questions or experimenting.
I follow CGM and my hair is better than ever, but I'm not in the cult. I don't use expensive products or an 8 step routine. I use curlsbot to find cheap products that work and I move on with my life, I don't post selfies to reddit for asspats so everyone can nitpick how I wash my own fucking hair.
I'm a white girl with 3C curls, and yes I used to treat my hair badly and looked like Hermione with dull bushy frizzy hair. Just because that's not your story doesn't mean it's a myth. I didn't "train" my hair to curl I just used the method once and the curls became obvious because that's the natural shape of my hair.
Sorry you had a bad experience with CGM but calling it a scam is just as extremist and unhelpful as the cultists trying to talk straight haired girls into doing the method for a year because it's the holy grail and must work for everyone.
I just watched this yesterday after using silicones and sulfates for the first in 10 years lol
I think her approach is the best, take what works and leave what doesn't. I really liked the silicones but I'm going to keep using sulfate free shampoo and clarify once a month or so. >>212794
Why are you so angry? If someone with straight ass hair likes using hair products for people with 4c hair and it works then good for them? And even if they look like an oiled penguin as long as they like it then who tf cares, it's just hair
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I agree with you in a way, it's not for nothing that it's called the CURLY hair method afterall.
It's however funny how you make it seems like straight/wavy haired people are invading your personal hair dedicated space despite English communities revolving around "natural hair care" are mostly 3B to 4C dominated spaces (except from specific subforums of The Long Hair Community + sometimes the long hair reddit); even when you type "natural hair" you'll find only 3B to 4C types (because "natural hair" refers to only unprocessed ext curly to coily in Engo spheres I guess) while it's a different and heterogeneous mix of all types for German and French communities. I honestly don't understand why you're so pressed over a wavy haired girl doing the equivalent of picrel, just ignore it if you're so offended by it kek
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ayrt, I agree with you tbh. Wavy hair that's thick and has a more consistent texture like picrel is going to benefit from the cgm probably but a lot of wavies are closer to having straight hair
from what i read, japanese hair straightening is the best way to permanently straighten thicc girls out. the issue though is going to be the roots growing out if you get tired of it. you can try other methods like keratin treatments but it won't last long because it works better for finer hair.>>212829
the left is what my hair looks like when i brush it out although i would say mine is even wavier. i'm this anon >>212772
and i never got anything so uniform and nice as the after pic without coating it in gel. i got somewhat close but it was very random. even now that i'm using mostly silicone products my hair is still wavier than the before photo without any gel/scrunching. i just have some pieces that want to be crimped/wavy and others that refuse to hold a curl without gel. and tbh i feel a bit like a fraud having to gel my hair to get hair like that.
my favorite way of curling my hair is doing those robe curls that went viral on tik tok last year. i've also been meaning to try vid related but i'm too lazy and still in self isolation so it'll have to wait.
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Is olaplex worth using if you have dry/frizzy hair?
I tried almost every oil, hair mask, shampoo and conditioner but nothing really works. Argan oil was the closest but I'm wondering if Olaplex might be better.
I get my hair professionally dyed and it's not really damaged but even at the salon the comb gets stuck in my hair and it can be hard to detangle. I just hate the whole thing
You said you switched to a sulfate free shampoo; is it one of those creamy ones that doesn’t really lather? Are you double cleansing? With the really gentle sulfate free shampoos you should be washing twice, and only using a dime sized amount scrubbed into the wettest hair possible. You’ll know it’s working correctly if the shampoo seems to lather up better the second time.
It just sounds like you have product build up on your scalp that you’re never quite managing to wash off.
Please stop falling for the egg, mayo, vinegar, no poo, smelly granola people Pinterest advice.
Millions of dollars are spent on product design and testing for normal shampoo. It won't kill you. In fact, I've tried everything from shampoo bars to expensive 50 dollar shampoos and nothing was worse than shampoo bars, nothing better than basic Walmart shampoo and conditioner. My favorite is the Garnier whole blends sets.
Nopoo, anti sls people don't come after me. I've tried all that shit and I take the path of least resistance.
no it lathers just fine. it's one of those micellar stuff shampos. i did double cleanse last time i showered and there was no difference, still as oily and flakey as ever after like 2 days.>>213083
i just ordered one with coco sulfate i think and with tea tree oil because it is supposedly good for the scalp.>>213085
i've taken a look at a couple of those but i'm kind of wary as i don't want to cause any unnecessary damage with acids or sugar etc>>213089
ok walmart & garnier shill
I agree with you nonnie
. My mom was big into natural hair care (mayonnaise and eggs and shit) when I was younger, but it didn’t do much for my 3c hair except make it smelly. Using more standard products combined with drying my hair with a microfiber towel and sleeping with braids/silk bonnet has improved my hair a lot.
Also agreeing with this. I'm not a curly girl, but a half asian mix and that no poo shit wrecked my hair years ago. I just use hask and call it a day.>>213173
I replied to another pixie cut anon a month ago right here >>210342
and it was useful for her. I'm also growing out my own pixie cut.
is your hair virgin? when my hair isn't dyed I don't even need conditioner. silicones are terrible for on oily hair.
my holy grail drugstore products are Live Clean. so nice and light and still "natural".
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2a here, and i want to fucking kill myself. I used to be 3b when i was younger but 5 keratin treatments after my curl is almost non existent. Frizzy, dry, tangles a lot, every time i wash my hair curls stay defined but one day after they disappear, it has been two years since my last treatment so it makes no sense my hair is still this lifeless, if my hair is "curly" why tf my curls disappear so fast?? i tried using gel, styling creams but nothing works. Sometimes i just want to say "fuck it" and straight it, it looks so neat, shiny and long that way, i'm sick of battling my own hair and if my hair barely has curls, its frizzy and messy all the time might as well just do what i want, its going to look like shit anyway. I'm also a poorfag so i don't have money to afford all these fancy products.
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kek anon are you me? I’ve never done any keratin treatments but I did straighten my hair once a week since i was 13 and only stopped last year because of the pandemic. I used to have the most gorgeous curls as a child that barely needed any products to be defined, but now my hair is the same as yours, frizzy and gets tangled super easily. I don’t mind if because I’ve never liked how curly hair looked on me and I still straighten it when I go out or put it in braids so it gives me some weaves, but sometimes it would be nice if i could just look like picrel again
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Anons it doesn't matter how many hair masks I try out, my hair remains ridiculously dry and frizzy. Would Olaplex help? Which one is the best for dry hair?
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i use this and then i style with a denman brush
I typically only use As I Am leave in. It's awesome. If I'm using gel, I use kinky curly curling custard (only dime size and dilute with water).
Contrasting the other anon, SheaMoisture was the worst shit I've ever used and dried my hair tf out.
Your experience sounds a lot like mine. I used to shampoo daily because of school and being a hormonal greasy teenager then went nopoo as an adult because I thought I was naturally that oily, then my hygiene got fucked up for the same reasons as you. My head started growing little crusty patches that felt like scabs and I'd scratch them off and also had a lot of hair loss which was so much that it took me to see a dermatologist who said it was fungal dandruff caused by malesezzia and that I should be washing it daily and changing my pillow cases often to keep it from growing (I don't think it ever goes away completely either). While I've never done the egg mask thing it just seems like a bad idea to leave food in your hair if you've got malesezzia, and I have to manage it by using T-Gel or Alpecin now instead of buying any other fancy shampoo brands. At this point maybe you should check your scalp with a professional since it sounds like it's become a skin problem now, not just your hair.
If there's any young anons in here who have hair loss I'd suggest double checking, on top of all the other reasons, that it's not dandruff-causing fungus wrecking your scalps.
They brush defines curls really
well. I think it's because it uses tension of the bristles to smooth the hair into place. It's the only thing that tames my bangs ngl, just make sure you detangle and use leave-in and/or styling creams first.
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I’m so fucking mad, anons. THIS is why I only go to a salon once every 2 years. I go to someone different every time too, hoping for a good result for once. I’ve never gotten a pretty cut/color. So, this is what I got for my birthday present this year. Absolutely shit layers when I asked for a TRIM. The ones in front are shorter than chin length so it looks like I’ve been trying to grow out bangs or something. This is the absolute last time. I’m never going to a “professional” ever again. I basically pay to get my hair fucked up because I’m too scared to ask for a refund or say I think it looks bad. My hair is thicker than what it looks like, and I guess no “stylist” knows how to cut it. Fuck me, it’s going to take so long to grow this back out so it looks okay.
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Samefag. It’s actually been a few days and I’ve been trying to come to terms with it, but I’m honestly so fucking mad. Thinking about it makes me want to cry. The highlights look like shit too, but I’m not as concerned with that as how bad these fucking layers are. I can’t go get it “fixed” somewhere else and run the risk of some else fucking it up even worse. The biggest red flag should’ve been when she told me she used to work at one of those shitty chain salons that men go to. LOOK AT THIS. I don’t know what to do because I want to cry every time I look in a mirror.
nta you're right but it's also not an overnight process to overcome social anxiety.>>215249
Maybe you can look into trimming your hair yourself at home? Some women with really long hair (lijke waist or longer) do that.
It sounds like your hair is wavy now. Hair pattern can change for many reasons, I think the most common is hormones, maybe puberty killed your curls?
Waves can't really be forced to become curls, that being said, are you using any hold product like gel or mousse? Maybe that could help control the volume and gain some definition.
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Not really, I am at square 1. I think I have 1B hair. Looks similar to pic-related. The main problem I have is frizziness, but I have been able to get more shiny hair since I switched to sulfate and silicon-free shampoo and conditioner and started using hair masks. My hair still looks very frumpy and unstylish though. Should I get a blowdryer and blowdry it straighter?
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Sharing because this is a really good pic difference, if anyone has stuff similar to this with different haircuts it would be cool
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Unless you want to broadcast you're a sperg never go for something pic related. eww how did that managed to stay slicked back it can slide down anytime kek>>216765
Impression of hairstyles according to priority
The sides are the most eyecatching part of a person's hair. The sides not being evenly styled can cause an illusion of a front-facing to be slightly tilted (a perpetual 3/4 view).>>216769>manga moid
Ironically applies to moids too but this is manga im talking about therefore really unrealistic
Technically there isn't any hope if the sidelocks are this >>216769
length unless you wanna coat your hair with thick layers of gel or keep brushing it upwards every 3 secs or so. Didn't try it but I know how styling gel works. Superglue/industrial glue/cow glue (KEK) works fine tho, the one that cosplay wigs are styled, but risk if you're gonna harm your scalp.
For straight or wavy, dry shampoo. For curly not afro, sea salt spray. Both will give you a little grip and lift and require no styling effort. I don't know much about afro hair care so I'll let another nonny
chime in if that is indeed your hair type.
This has probably been talked already since it became a meme basically, but I did the Apple Cider Vinegar hair rinse for the first time yesterday and the difference today is already pretty staggering, especially considering it was my first time doing it!
The hair ends are still on the dryer/frizzier side, but still a bit more tame than they usually are and also softer. The roots, however, are super silky and shiny. It also feel a bit less oily, but I'm not 100% sure. For reference, I have dark, wavy hair (2BC)
I will try to do it once a week or so and see how it goes from there, but so far so good. The results reminds me of when I travel and the water of that place has a lower ph so my hair gets almost instantly better after showering.
What I did:
>Bought pH strips to test the water and the ACV pH levels, as well as the final concoction
>Made the rinse from 2/3 filtered water and 1/3 ACV, final ph of about 4. The water around here have a ph of 7-8
>Cleaned hair normally, did the rinse afterwards and didn't remove it from hair, let it air dry
>Used a silk hair cap for sleeping
It did stink up the whole house though, maybe I'll buy some essential oils to mask the smell when I do it again, as this vidrel suggests.
Okay, thanks for the tip, anon! I feel like my hair ph is super fucked already due to the water, pollution and sun from my country, so I wouldn't want to fuck it up more kek I wish I could test it out with the strips.
Also, for some reason, whenever my hair starts getting nice again, my face skin gets super weird and oily? Does anyone know why? It's as if all the oil that was in my hair went to my skin, but I have no idea why or if there's some truth to this feeling.
Thanks again, anon. I wouldn't say my skin is sensitive
, but it's pretty complicated. I have PCOS so breathing wrong can fuck up my skin.
>When showering always wash your face after completing your hair care routine and be sure to moisturize after patting your face dry after your shower.
I usually do my skincare before going to bed, so I guess my best bet would be doing it right after the rinse, maybe. Hopefully it will be back to normal soon enough!
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I have nothing to add to answer your question but I unironically love the princess diaries "frizzy" hair, it's so cute. i'm so jealous of people who have wavy, thick hair that can get like that.
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All my life I had those bald edges in my hairline and not much hair in general. I started to drink golden milk everyday for a few months now and my edges start to fill out also I noticed a lot of new growth on my whole head and my brows and lashes got fuller too! A friend started to drink golden milk at the same time as me and she has similar results. I also started to use omega 3 oil around the same time and someone told me that could be related to that too. Can recommend!
If I had to guess, hairspray instead of gel, plop, diffuse, then shake it. Volumizing dry shampoo could help too.
Also I hate you for making me want bangs again.
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My face looks like theirs blended together, same proportions and everything. Would curtain bangs look good on me?
Is this a trend?? This looks like an awful comb-over on screen and I can only imagine what a wreck it looks like in 3D real life.
Styled babyhairs can look nice but this is just a Refinery29 level mess. She even adds eyeshadow on it at the end because she knows she fucked up lol
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I'm no hairstylist but this looks good to me.
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I was imagining something more like pic rel but >>220560
looks nice to me so I guess it just depends on how you get it cut. If they're a bit shorter and cover more of your forehead they're quite similar to regular bangs, which are my preference for my long face. As a general rule I try to keep hair off the sides of my face to avoid it looking extra narrow.
The issue with rogaine or minoxidil is that you will rely on it for the rest of your life. If you stop using it your re-growth will fall out and perhaps other hair follicles that you had before treatment as well.
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What are some hairstyle 'rules' that you found to be completely untrue?
I think the 'full bangs always suit long faces' thing is bs, sometimes it can emphasize the lower half of your face too much and could make it look even longer. I also read somewhere else that if you have a long face, you should avoid creating volume on the top of your head because it will make it look longer, but I found that it actually makes the face look smaller in comparison
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Curly nonas do you wet brush your hair every morning? Want to know if it's normal
I love dry brushing my hair for maximum puff, it's so fun
When I didn't want to look puffy, yeah I brushed with conditioner and water so it was slippery enough.
They'll be happy to take your money, anon, don't worry. They might not know how to handle your hair though. Only get it cut at an asian place if you have reasonably straight hair with thick strands and don't get any chemical treatments without checking that the hairdresser is experienced with different hair textures. Asian hair is a lot less prone to damage than white or black hair, so they could accidentally fry your hair if they don't know what they're doing.>>221583
What do you think looks good on oval faces?
a little update on my post >>213070
i've been showering a lot more, only had one bad week so far where i didn't wash it for like 7-8 days. it has not improved my hair though. still gets greasy very fast, and the flakes are coming back. i'm afraid i might have the same situation as >>214881
but i thought i didn't because when i look this up online it says itchyness or scalp pain is a common symptom which i don't experience. however since the flakes always come back i'm getting kind of convinced it's this shit affecting me. i'm way too lazy to go visit a dermatologist though, so i guess from now on i'll wash my hair every day and change pillow cases more often and see if it improves. i'm using a normal shampoo with tea tree oil in it right now which is good against dandruff yeast stuff allegedly. any other tips on how to combat this? i don't want to use harsh products in case my hair can fall out or something
If you think it's a fungal issue got to a derm. Drugstore shampoos do nothing for medical conditions, 99% of shit sold is the same formula with different fragrance. There are some OTC anti fungal shampoos with ketoconazole, but you need to follow the directions to a t, or you will just wreck your scalp health even more.
If you're going to wash your hair every day, at least use a very mild, ph balanced shampoo. You could even try baby shampoo. But please visit a derm if you can. Scalp issues can be easily treatable once you find out what's going on.
Short haircuts can make thin hair look a lot thicker, but if your scalp is greasy and your hair is really dry then it sounds like you have an imbalance/deficiency or are using products that really
don’t suit you. So I’d say yes for the short haircut, but also look into why it’s in that state.
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Depending on your style you could go for picrel (kids' hair ties). They're gentle on your hair and small enough to put in braids. They also look really cute imo but depending on your style it might look stupid lol. At Primark they sell regular hair ties but thinner, those might work too
My hair is to my butt and it’s cringe but I really like Sailor Moon pigtails (odango). I WFH so it’s not like it matters and it works well with the VR headset I got for Christmas. I put my hair in high piggies and then take two mini hair donuts for kids and a pinky size chunk of hair from each and wrap it around the donut, pin it in place.
Other than that I’m boring and do a Ariana grande ponytail. I’ve also tried dutch braid crowns but they make me look like a pinheaded sped, but maybe they’ll be cute on u.
I shampoo with Palmer’s coconut oil shampoo (low-sulphate shampoos in general work fine), then condition with Garnier Ultimate Blends (the coconut and aloe ones are my favs). I leave it in for a few minutes and comb it out with my fingers and some water before a proper rinse under the shower head. To dry it, I wrap it in a microfibre towel/t-shirt for an hour or two, then style with a CG friendly gel or mousse – I use Cantu curl activator or Umberto Giannini Curl jelly, and separate my hair into two/three sections and squish in the product.
It takes a while to dry, and I always sleep with it tied up, but I get no frizz, poufiness, or knots. This took a lot of trial and error and YMMV, but I hope it helps.
(Total newfag, sorry if I haven’t tagged properly.)
thanks! What do you mean by sleeping with it tied up, like in a bun? My current routine is quite similiar, just some different products. I've been slapping the cantu curl activator (I use it too) on dripping wet hair tho instead of after drying it with a microfiber towel, so I'll try that.>>222803
I'v tried braiding it straight out of the shower a lot before, it gives nice waves (nicer than my natural ones tbh) but absolutely kills any and all volume. But I never took the braids out before completely drying and often slept on it (because it takes so long to dry when braided). I'll give it a shot like how you said by taking it out when it's semi dry!
I usually tie it on the top of my head. This is a good way to get volume before leaving the house as well. Sometimes I’ll braid it like the other anon (two Dutch or French rather than normal plaits). If I braid them tightly enough, I can wear my hair like that for five days and take them out for two days of big curls, and it doesn’t get greasy at all. But I usually only do that when I know I'm not doing much that week and can't be bothered air drying it.
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hi ladies! i have pretty curly hair (like 3a/2c) which is a bit heat/chemical damaged (makes it frizzy but tolerable, never shaving my head again tho) and i was wondering what a good choice for conditioner would be? i'm going to sally's so reccommendations from there preferred. i've been trying to accept my curly hair (straightening hurt it bad, i have to) and i've been starting w other curly hair tips like drying it with a t shirt and it's helped a bit. looking for more advice and tips and conditioner recs, thank you!
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I have used dryer brushes for 10 years now and have healthy hair to my lower back; letting it air dry mostly and then sectioning it off and drying each large piece individually is the best way imo. A bonus tip is to get a small wireless fan and aim it at yourself when you dry; the water vapor gets away from your hair and face plus it cools and sets your hair as it passes the brush.
in terms of brush models themselves, most are very, very similar. The differences lie in the longevity; bristles breaking, uneven/too hot temperature, etc. The only reason I splurged on a drybar one is because I use it every day (continuous spray water bottle + a few passes with the brush = nice blowout even on 3rd day bed head).
so if you prefer to do your hair in the morning, Id recommend getting a continuous spray bottle and dampening it in the morning then using the brush. alternatively, If I dry my hair the night before I like to get a pic related bun maker, and roll my ends up until its at the bottom of my neck; makes some big waves but is still smoothed.
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I like it
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So I have chin-length, really thick flat hair that looks like picrel but with more hair. I have no idea what to do with it. I've tried sea salt spray but my hair just goes flat again in an hour, even if I use hairspray. It's too short to put in braids or a ponytail or anything. What do?
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I'm planning on dyeing blonde streaks in my naturally black hair but because my hair is so dark it'll take a while before it's the color I want it to be. I hate that brassy in-between stage so I' going to dye it unnatural colors while it's like that. Anyway my question is, what semi-permanent colors wash out into a nice color? I've had purple hair before but it turned into 50 shades of vomit after two weeks lol so I'm a bit scared if I dye it I won't be able to get a nice blonde after.
I'd probably go for a red (washes out fast, won't cause muddiness with the blonde too terribly if there's still a faint hint of it) or a light blue (also washes out fast, and might help with brassiness if it isn't all out). As long as you pick light colors and you have a couple months in between, the second bleaching should take out anything left behind though. That's what always happened with my hair, though mine does lift very easily.
If you're only waiting a week or two between bleaching, or your in-between stage is too dark for light colored dyes, I wouldn't bother with it.
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these look like la riche directions, they're all shit in the long run (meaning 5+ washes). I'm getting my hair dyed with goldwell elumen and they look great for a looong time, but it's a commitment because they never wash out completely, picrel is purple/pink mix after about 3 months
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how do you know what hairstyle fits your face? i just want to cut my hair short but i've been told i should pick a haircut first
It's too hot and i want the lenght gone forever
I just cut off like 7 inches of gross and am embarrassed by how long I clung to it lmao.
Thinking about just going for a long pixie cut, my hair is so damn fine and thin and limp and I have never been motivated enough to use products or techniques to make it look better…but I'm nervous of a big chop since I haven't had that short of hair in 10 years and I'm afraid it won't look cute anymore now that my face has aged. Looking less greasy and having an actual style is probably more attractive overall though.
It's probably more noticeable in summer because you spend more time in the sun. If that's not the case for you, then it may be that the color of your summer wardrobe is different than your winter wardrobe. The way we perceive color is relative to the color surrounding it. Get a tan or switch up the colors that you wear and it should bring out those natural red tones more without having to chemically process your hair.>>226917
Henna is plant based and safe, but I don't really recommend it for most people because it will always be darker than what you started with, it creates a build-up on your hair that is impossible to remove, and you can't perform any other chemical processes on hair that's been treated with henna (and expect decent results, at best it'll turn out shit fried and at worst you'll give yourself a chemical haircut). I would only recommend it to people if they know that it will give them the result they want, and never plan to do anything else chemically to their hair or are ok with a big chop if they ever want to.
you cant just "bring out" more red hue than you have… you hair may be lightening in the summer and getting a more visible reddish sheen due to that. but if you really want more red youll need to add
more red. and you dont need to be afraid of chemical processes, as they can be done without damaging hair and be reversible unlike henna. And by that I mean color depositing using low volume developer, possibly diluting the mix. To dilute hair dye, you may mix your dye and developer with conditioner to give you more product, or you can use half dye, half developer, and add conditioner to make up the remaining volume. In both cases, your color will not be as intense as it would have achieved without having added the conditioner. As such, you'd be able to deposit a bit of red into your hair. I will help you find products if interested in trying this method out.
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I've always had a huge forehead and really unfortunate hairline, but over time my thyroid issues have made it even worse. I'm becoming more and more insecure about this, but getting plastic surgery to fix it seems a bit too extreme for me still. I've also considered "hair tattoos" but when I looked into it I was advised it's better with darker hair because the ink is black and I worry that I'll look even more ridiculous if I get it done since my natural color is dark or dirty blonde..
So, please, anons, any advice on what the hell I can do? I used to get side bangs but I have been in a constant state of fear that when they shift the recession will be plain to see. Maybe just shorter side bangs that kind of keep their place? My face shape is somewhere between heart and oblong and straight across/blunt cut bangs, despite my love for them in theory, look absolutely awful on me…
(NGL I want to kms just knowing pic rel exists but no point in hiding it if I want legitimate advice..)
redid my measurements for face shape
Forehead width: 8.5 inch
Face length: 8.5
Jaw from under earlobe to chin (one side): 5.5 or 6
I'm bad at this, I don't know what that makes my face. I think it looks closest to heart shape when I compare it to photos of others but I could be mistaken… Not sure if this actually matters that much when it comes to hair advice, sorry
First off, it's not that bad anon. Really. Plus, a high forehead is cute imo.
As far as growing more hair there, studies have shown that Rosemary oil is just as effective as Rogaine (seriously). I've started using it in the same problem area you've highlighted. Also try sleeping with a satin pillowcase or bonnet to prevent breakage of those delicate baby hairs.>>227157
This behavior is worrisome. Please unironically love yourself and understand that you've been duped into pining away for unrealistic standards of appearance.
I love you
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Hey, girls. I'm looking for a good hot magenta hair color which could manage to cover dark blonde/light brown hair without bleach and is a more delicate dye.
My mom recently had her leg amputated and since she is confined to the house she wants to try "fun hair colors" she never has before. However her hair is falling out, likely from the anesthesia, so I am afraid to bleach her hair. I told her I'm worried in general about working on it in such a delicate situation but she insists it's ok so at the very least I'm trying to avoid bleach. So besides any hair color suggestions, any advice from similar situations is welcome too.
, I had this exact color for a while and it required a full bleaching, even with my own dark blonde/light brown hair. My stylist gave me the rest of the bottle of the professional pink dye she put in to keep it looking fresh and while it was some of the most powerful deposit only dye I've used, on my natural color it was still super dark and nowhere near the bright magenta pink it made the bleached hair. If you do get her hair lightened and need dye suggestions, I love arctic fox's pinks and purples. Manic panic is really good too, and they sell dyes that didn't come out exactly how they were supposed to for half off, which means you can get still really good dye for really cheap.
what shampoo do you use? my advice is to add tea tree to both shampoo AND conditioner. I use conditioner on my scalp though, I know many dont.
But your shampoo matters, some are "green" but end up leaving residue and not cleaning well, which was my experience with natural shampoo bars
Dermatologist, not imageboards. Could be bacterial or fungal infection, both of which can be cleared up quickly with the right medicines, but if you try guessing and doing home treatments you're more likely to damage the skin and let the infection grow and spread further.
And please don't put straight vinegar or bicarb on your hair, your skin pH is going through enough as it is. Good luck anon
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Just had an accidental hair win: my hair is thin, fine, barely wavy, and generally the type of hair for which cowashing is not advised, but Moptop's light conditioner works really well as a cowash for me. It's absolutely terrible as an actual conditioner since it just exacerbates my crunchy frizzy texture, but using it to wash my scalp left me with soft, shiny hair with good wave definition despite only using aloe vera and argan oil as styling products. Would recommend anyone with a similar hair texture to try cowashing with a light conditioner if shampoos are leaving your hair looking fried.
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Has anyone ever seen alt/e-girl hair like pic related look good on hair that isn't straight? Most of my inspo pics are from asians and I have 2b/2c hair myself, so I'm a little worried it will just look frizzy and weird.>>229279
Check out their portfolio online to see if they're good and try getting a more basic haircut from them to make sure you like them enough to trust them with something more extreme.
As for finding hair stylists, look on instagram or ask any particularly stylish people you know who cuts their hair.
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I still honestly can't tell the difference between new hair growth and breakage? Am I just stupid or…? I find it really difficult to research hair things as I'm constantly finding contradicting stuff.
I have really fine but lots of hair that gets greasy easily. It looks shiny and doesn't feel like a nest but at the same time I've got all these weird little stray hairs or flyaways(?) that I can't tell if they're just new hairs growing in or hairs that have been snapped off.
I only blow dry my roots too and rarely use heat on it.
The white streak is old bleached hair from a few years ago that I'm growing out. The brown is my real hair colour so I haven't died or bleached anything else since.
I get what you mean, and that's why I don't trim my ends often at all. Generally I'll get a proper trim ever 6 to 12 months, or whenever I feel like my split ends are becoming too much. In the meantime, I'll occasionally cut off individual split ends when I come across them. I use scissors meant for hair and just sit down and look for split ends while watching tv or something.
This seems to work out okay for letting your hair grow out while avoiding too much breakage, although idk if others think it looks like shit and I'm just fooling myself.
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sorry for the gabbie hanna picture but what is her haircut called?
A curly bob sounds cute and a good way to get volume, what's wrong with that?
And what are you doing in terms of styling, like do you blowdry with your hair upside down, use thickening/texturizing products, dry shampoo etc?
I had a bob for awhile tbh I just want something different. I could just do an asymmetrical one. I'm sad because I wanted to grow my hair out but it looks kinda bad long.
Currently I just use some cheap drug store shampoo and some conditioner with coconut oil and shea in it I think? My hair can get really frizzy and I probably should use more products but I don't. I dry my hair to the point where Its still wet but not dripping everywhere and then I apply coconut oil to the ends of my hair sparingly because it can get stupidly dry. Then I let that all just air dry. I wash my hair every couple of days because it gets disgustingly oily after that point.
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My mom has stupidly thin hair also and the longer it is, the thinner it looks. Her hair looks fullest when she does something like picrel.
Using dry shampoo can help thicken it up too and give it volume without stiffening it.
You might wanna experiment with styling before worrying about the cut itself, no guarantees cos unfortunately there's only so much you can do with legit thin hair, but it doesn't sound like you're doing anything in particular to create volume. I'm obsessed with trying to get volume so I use some combination of>l'oreal elvive fibrology thickening shampoo and conditioner>bumble & bumble thickening spray>bumble & bumble texturizing spray>batiste dry shampoo and the volumizing version>schwartzkopt volume powder
The dry shampoo especially sounds like it would help you since you said it gets oily. Otherwise ymmv with that stuff, mostly it makes the hair a rougher texture so it doesn't lie as flat. I really think blowdrying is the most important thing though, for both setting it and preventing frizz (air drying makes my hair frizzy af). I'm not dextrous enough to do a fancy blowout with a round brush but I always blowdry my hair in layers with my head upside down or to the side so it lifts the roots.
Scalp-anon please get yourself to the doctors or dermatologists, it sounds like you need prescription anti-fungal medication
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anons, this is my hair the DAY OF washing it, dried, and it is SO fucking greasy. What do I do? Idk how the fuck to style it. It's 2b/2c hair naturally. I use It's a 10 shampoo and their hair mask as conditioner. I only wash 2x a week, every 3-4 days (and that's because I used to only do 1x a week for over 10 years and my hair was still super greasy). I only use shampoo on my roots, only use conditioner on the ends. I don't use any styling stuff because it weighs down my hair. My hair is supposedly thick according to all my hairdressers, it takes around 4 hours to color it with partial highlights, but I don't feel like it looks thick; limp and lifeless is more like it.
I have the thick oily hair too, I think in your case too you might just have genetically oily hair if it's always been that way no matter what you do? That's how it's always been for me and unfortunately nothing has changed it even those long breaks and only washing it once a week or whatever - it really made no difference to me either. It may just be your natural oil production.
Some things that makes it more manageable is: blow drying only my roots, using sulfate + silicon free shampoo like Faith in Nature and actually shampooing twice…and honestly, baby powder. Like Johnsons baby powder. Is far cheaper and lasts longer than any dry shampoo and it soaks up the grease very well.
I'm sorry I don't have any advice for styling as my hair type is like a 1a(?) pretty much pin straight and I just have to have mine never touching my face or else it makes the grease worse.
If you have an itchy scalp or anything it may be worth seeing a dermatologist or doctor about it though.
You might be using the wrong products for your hairtype. I have fine hair, but a ton of it so it looks very thick. I always confused this with having thick hair and also struggled with my hair looking greasy on wash and style days.
Basically I got some advice from my hairdresser a few weeks ago and dropped money $$$ on Kerastase products (shampoo, conditioner, and styling cream) and the difference is night and day. Honestly never thought my hair could look so voluminous and shiny and healthy and not feel oily or weighed down.
Or you may just be one of those people that need to wash their hair more often. I know people are really anal about the whole wash as little as possible thing, but there is nothing wrong with washing more often if you need to. I wash every 2-3 days.
Also don’t fall for the whole “train your hair to produce less oil” bs. That makes no fucking sense when you think about it, your sebaceous glands are what they are.
Mine is slightly past the middle of my back. My mom (and some older women in my life) have all made similar comments. They're just jelly because their hair is thinning and only looks good shorter. Keep your long hair while you still can!
Honestly the weird religious territory is only for hair that is long but frizzy and unkempt IMO. Plus they usually have the outfits to match.
nta and his may be really obvious, but have you tried sleeping with your hair in a top knot? I started doing that to prevent breakage, but I've noticed it gives me a bit more volume in the mornings.>>229943
I think it's only weird when it's past the butt personally.
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Do any of you know of a hair clip brand that is good quality? I need some hair clips that don't start chipping away on the third use.
Unkempt. All I imagine is hair touching the toilet seat unless u literally wrap it up each time just to piss and shit and hair getting in your food when you eat. Plus it just doesn't look aesthetically pleasing.
The other anon's right; texture matters. Curly looks cool but wavy/straight is christian vibes
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I'm kind of going through a crisis. Is it a bad idea to dye my hair a different color than it is? I'm currently a honey blonde with dark brown underneath, but I really want it to be more of an extreme blonde with jet black.
But since my crisis, I'm thinking how I need red hair with black underneath. Is this something I should pursue, or no?
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Do extensions always cause traction alopecia? I want them for volume rather than length (I have shoulder length hair & but when I curl it you can see gaps in my hair which I really don't like). Which type of extensions (clip-in, tape-in, etc) are least likely to cause damage? I was thinking I'd go with clip-in but idk
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I think the light blonde and black combo could be really bold and cool. I think it'd be too easy for the red hair to look dull, not to mention you'd have to live with having Halloween-y colored hair year round. If you're not afraid of looking like Nicole Eevee Davis, though, I do think extreme light blonde and red look kind of good together.
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I love the face framing braids thing but my hair is way too thin (mostly due to short short layers in the front). I tried braiding some fake hair in like box braids but it didn't look right. Would getting some human hair extensions (two one clips) and braiding a bit of those in look more natural? I have blackish brown hair so the clips will be quite easy to hide.
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So I guess I’m fucking balding?
Had no idea until I randomly took a pic of the the top of my headI.
I’m not even 30 yet. I wonder if it is from my psoriasis on my scalp (though it’s been there for years) My hair has always been extremely thin and dumb looking, especially in the back but this looks next level.
I’m gonna kms I’m not even 30 and I’ve never even dyed my hair because I love it the way it is. Gonna probably buy wigs
I'm balding right with you nonnie
. My part looks just like that. It could be a number of hormonal reasons. Make a dermatologist appointment and specify that it's for hair. Don't give up hope just yet nonnie
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I don’t know if this is normal. My hair is really greasy here so the strands really clumped together. Do you see how there are locks of hair overlaying my scalp outside of my part? >>231239>>231231
Thank you. I’m honestly flabbergasted at how many women lose their hair, I really had no idea. I thought I would always have my long hair until it got gray.
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Nonitas i have extremely straight thick hair (native american) and I feel like i can't find a flattering haircut, it seems too heavy for layers like the layers don't show up and it just stays flat as always, so ive been pretty much been cycling between coconut head and coconut head but not bangs my whole life until a while ago i got a very short pixie and it was manageable and cute for a while but it grew out into a even more horrendous straight party city wig looking thing.
Any hair suggestions would be welcome.
Most of it is oddly kind of in one region, but maybe I’m being too hopeful. >>231250
I just made an appointment to see my GP.
I’m not really sure what to expect, I havnt been to the doctor in years.
I hope it’s just my psoriasis or even from malnourishment or something from having IBS.
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all anons in this thread struggling with fungal dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis etc use picrel. i put a squeeze into my shampoo and use it and my flakes are basically gone now. also works on other Malassezia yeast problem like fungal acne, or tinea versicolor (google it)
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Thank you!!I wish you the best of luck too!!
If this doesn’t work I might try microneedling
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My hair is ginger, wavy and currently around waist-length and I've let it grow out from around picrel length for the past 5 years or so largely due to laziness and the subsequent pandemic making haircuts difficult. I'm looking to go back to this sort of length and cut so I can start setting my hair in a true 1940s style again but my sperg brain has some reservations.
For most of my life I've had super long hair to the point where every hairdresser I go to will point blank REFUSE to cut it to my desired length (most recently on my 21st birthday, which was annoying) so I've resolved to just braid the excess length, cut it to the length I want and get it shaped professionally. Am I being retarded?
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Does glycolic acid on hair work is it another one of the bs advices from TikTok? I keep seeing it everywhere.
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NTA either but I find that really interesting since I've been growing my hair out forever and have always had problems with asking for a tiny trim at the hairdressers and getting way too much taken off. Got to the point where I'd cry after each haircut because it seemed like such a dramatic difference! When I had them regularly it seemed like my hair just got shorter and shorter.
On a related note, I haven't had a haircut since before covid and I know a trim is very overdue, but I'm scared about the aforementioned nightmare cut (my hair is almost down to my butt now, I'm really happy with the length and want as little as possible taken off), and the fact that I've never actually been to the salon on my own (used to always go with my older sister). Can anybody offer some advice that's going to make me get over my fear and finally get the trim I need?
Picrel is some Tangled concept art that I've always loved!
Mine is nearly the same length. I just settled on cutting it myself. They wouod cut off several inches every time I would go in and ask for one off. If I'm going to have my hair be fucked up, it may as well be for free and under my own terms.
I take it and just halve it out, holding each side evenly down past my bellybutton and find a spot to trim from there.
That was my plan! I always err on the side of caution.>>241825
pretty much what she said >>241827
plus I think a lot of hairdressers around here spend most of their days dealing with women who want extensions to bolster their length so it feels a bit odd to be chopping off a lot from another person idk
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Does anyone have advice on how to style a pixie like this pic? My hair is naturally wavy but when I got it cut short it’s just poofy. I’ve never styled short hair before so I’m kinda lost. Maybe I’m just not searching the right stuff on YouTube but I’m just getting straight/severe pixie styles, nothing soft.
With hair that long it won't be hard at all to trim it yourself. >>245591
When I had a pixie I would either use a straightening iron or styling wax and just kind of mess around with it until I liked the way it looked. For fun styles, I like to put in hair clips or headbands. You can also take little sections from the front, twist them in the opposite direction of your face and pin them in place.
What is your natural hair colour that you’re trying to get back to? With black dye you’ll need a couple applications of any colour remover to lift it even to a medium brown.
I highly recommend watching Aka Aislinn’s little series on removing Overtone brown from her hair (which is notoriously difficult), this is the first of four videos. You’ll be able to see the progression as she uses different colour removers. When I lifted black dye out of my hair it followed the same pattern as hers. Colour Oops does the best job but it definitely isn’t a miracle in a bottle.
It is scientifically proven to help with your hair and nail growth, but as >>245841
said it is not some miracle product that grows hair fast or grows hair where it's never been. Think of it more like a vitamin that helps support the healthy growth of your hair and nails. If you have an underlying condition causing your hair loss that is not resolved (whether that's alopecia from tying your hair up too often or wearing hats too much, ongoing stress, hormonal imbalance, malnutrition, or some kind of illness) then it will not make a huge difference, just like a vitamin won't help you cure illness but can improve your overall health and immunity when taken regularly and in the appropriate dosage. Same thing but with your hair and nails.
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So I'm growing my hair put from shaving it back like October… I have about 4 inches of hair growth but I really hate how this growing process is going. My hair is curly so I wake up with it in a mess everyday. I'm pretty much using headbands and scarves all the time when it doesn't behave. Also my bangs are really short in the front, kind like pic rel but thicker, I can't really push them to the side so I unironically have terf bangs rn. I almost preferred it super short bit I want to grow it out shoulder length just to see if it frames my face better but idk what to do with it until then. Do you think this style with the bangs looks better in a darker color?
This goes for you and everyone else complaining of hairfall ITT: try supplementing zinc and/or vitamin D, and consider minoxidil. Obviously hairfall is a complicated phenomenon and it isn't always clear what causes it However, zinc deficiency is extremely common and one of the symptoms is excessive hairfall. Vitamin D deficiency is another common culprit, as are excessively tight hairstyles like the other anon mentioned. If you suspect you're losing your hair for any reason, start using minoxidil aka Rogaine ASAP and try to get tested for nutrient deficiencies. If it turns out your hair loss has a reversible medical cause, great! If you're stuck with female pattern hair loss, the minoxidil will make things much less miserable. Stress, undereating, poor sleep, and bad haircare habits can all cause increased hair fall as well, so make sure to address those if you haven't already. Good luck!
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I can't wait to get my hair cut next Fridays nonnas!!!!!!! (Not me in picrel obv.)
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I would never do this, BUT I've heard that applying blue-black dye on your hair for just a few minutes can tone the warm tones down. It apparently doesn't turn black if you only keep it on for a few minutes?
The non-retarded way to do it of course is to use a semi-permanent or permanent toner.
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I read that Rosemary oil is AS EFFECTIVE as minoxidil. Do you know anything about that? Is it bullshit? There are studies and everything… I started using it on my sad hairline kek
you need a toner. google T14 or T18 by wella. i never used it but spent months wanting to bleach my hair/ watching videos and
everyone swore by it>>246553
kek don't do this
Rosemary oil was proven to be as effective as 2% minoxidil in ome study, IIRC. The thing about these hair and skincare studies is that to get the same results, you really do have to copy the method of application and concentration of whatever substance they used in the study. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/274571514_Rosemary_oil_vs_minoxidil_2_for_the_treatment_of_androgenetic_alopecia_a_randomized_comparative_trial
This link only contains excerpts, unfortunately. You can try emailing the authors or scrounging around for the full study, but all I could find about the specific rosemary application was that it was in the form of a 'rosemary oil lotion' of unknown concentration. If you have to buy one or the other, I'd go with 5% (not 2% like in the study) minoxidil since it has much more clinical evidence as to its effectiveness.
I've tried this before, it works but it washes away the next time I wash it, so not much better than silver shampoo.>>246555>>246557
Do you know if toners can be used on natural hair or not? I've been googling but can't really get a clear yes or no. My hair isn't light like bleached blonde hair would be, it's like a dark blonde but very warm and goldenish/orangey in the lengths.
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how do curly girls like simi and haze manage to get their hair so straight? i'm guessing it's some sort of chemical straightening but it seems like their hair is still able to hold waves and curls nicely
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I have really straight 1A or 1B hair, and I live in a rainy coastal place, so typically any curling I do is back to flat within minutes of going outside. Currently, my hair is all one length, and it's driving me nuts with how lifeless and sad it looks. I'm thinking about getting a shag style like picrel (I'm worried that something too textured would just be a waste of time) and upping my product game to keep my styling in place. Is this a good idea?
You could use a hairspray for humidity to keep it in place.>>246658
I air dry my curly hair because I currently live in a dry climate. You could get away with using a diffuser lots of curly girls do.
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How do I achieve this styling? What kind of products shall I use?
Guys should I cut my hair to be like…above shoulder length? Like a pixie/mullet?
I was taking the piss out of a friend for having short hair and realised that it actually suits me a lot, like it really softens my face, and the curls look good! But if I have short hair, I think I may look homosexual, because I like dressing down/tomboy type clothes, which is already cutting it close, and if I have short hair, I will look incredibly homosexual. And I am that thing. I just don't want people to assume I am that, because reasons.
Did any women who went short regret it? I feel attachment to hair because everything changes and people leave but my hair is still there, like a big, frizzy blonde scarf that tells me everything will be ok. I think if I cut it off I will feel like a different person and lose a source of comfort. No more connection to the past. Am I overthinking this?
Nooo it wasn’t in a mean way, it’s banter type stuff. I make sure she knows she’s cute, dw anon
If you’ve had it for that long it must be cute. I think I’ll go for it! And it definitely can look feminine.
Lol sorry for calling you bitchy anon. Honestly though, just wait a while and think about cutting your hair off. If you start getting that "itch" to do anything to your hair, just wait like a week or two and do research and see which short styles would look best. Short styles are really stylish, but it will probably be a bit of a shock seeing yourself with short hair, and keep in mind that it might not look that
cute unstyled and without product (I have fallen victim
to the cute pinterest hairstyles multiple times… they usually always have styling product in lol). Ahhh I hope it works out for you!!
, I'll remember styling products and get realistic before I try to imitate my the lampshade at my grandmother's house kek
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What is this hair color exactly??
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what do you guys think about the babyliss miracurl? i just got it and holy shit it does live up to its claims. i have hair that rarely holds a curl and my curls stay in for 3 days or so with just a very light spritz of flexible hold spray or mousse. i'm very impressed and it makes it very easy to curl given that it's automatic. my only complaint is that you don't get as much root lift as i personally would like. much of the curl is focused on the middle and ends.
i'm happy w this but does anyone have a rec for an automatic hair curler that gives very good root lift?
Can you over direct the chunk of hair to its opposite side when you curl it?
Not sure if this would work with that contraption, but worth a try?
so it's between good hair and good skin. i find satin pillows do nothing for my hair.>>248269
i only have 4 so i think i'll buy another set and see if using a new one every single night makes a difference or else i'll choose skin over hair.
You may be right, I do have hot showers and at my previous job last year I had to dry my hair every morning to get ready and run to work. I probably also don't use the best shampoos and conditioners…
is there a solution to a problem like mine?
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Does frizzy hair necessarily mean you have wavy/curly hair? I don’t live in a humid area, as a child my hair was curly, and throughout my life my hair was been frizzy- does this suggest that my hair is wavy, or could there be other factors that I don’t know about?
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Got the exact same hair type nonna. Thick head of fine pin straight naturally oily hair. I can personally recommend faith in nature oily hair shampoo, and their conditioner is good too. My hair gets greasy after a day no matter what I do as its genetic but I've found that sprinkling some baby powder on my roots helps for 2 days or so.
It could just be placebo but I've found those little silicone shower brushes helped clean my scalp properly and better than my fingers. Sort of exfoliate the dandruff away, it's only £3 where I am so it may be worth a try for you. Picrel
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is it the tea tree one? thanks nonny
, will try this out next time i run out of shampoo (and the detangling brush too)>>250110
i'll try out the leave-in conditioner too. it's aggravating but my hair gets tangly around mid-head height, the roots are straight but it just bunches up near the back of the head. dreaming of the day where i can successfully run my fingers through my hair without it getting snagged on the tangles
This. I do a water only wash once a week and my hair is so healthy. It's been a year since my last hair cut and I still don't have split ends. That being said, you should wash your brush on a regular basis.
What may also be helping is a silk pillowcase. It's a bit of a splurge, but silk pillowcases are so nice for your skin and hair.
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What's your favourite brand of shampoo/conditioner?
I'm in the middle of changing shampoo and conditioner brands but when I'm at the store trying to choose I get extremely overwhelmed by the vast amount of choices available.
I'm not particularly picky, my hair is virgin, slightly wavy and isn't super oily. I just want a product what will clean my scalp properly and a conditioner to nourish my tips after a wash.
I decently like Garnier hair food for conditioner. the aloe one should work for you. Never tried the shampoo and others though.
As for shampoo, I've been using the sulfate free aloe + mango (avocado oil is good too there's not much of a difference imo) from herbal essences because it's the cheapest option for me (the bottle is small but a little product goes an extraordinarily long way with this one) I have curlier hair than you do but otherwise it's similar so that might work for you as well>>250509
I used to have the oily roots/dry tips combo back when I had bleached/heat processed hair, and my mom always told me to use a brush with bristles because they would spread the oil from the scalp down the dry hair shaft. Some people on the internet seem to recommend this too… Personally though, i'm still not sure about whether it actually works.
I'd say use the Faith in Nature shampoo that was recommended above by another anon, and then use a leave-in or daily moisturizer regularly for the driest parts of your hair.
I used to think this way. I used to chemically straighten my hair. 90s and y2k were all about the straight hair so I rejected my curly hair until I was in my mid 20s. I can’t even remember the last time I straightened my hair. I love having voluminous hair with big bouncy waves. Feels sexy and shapes my face.
I do struggle with the whole weather thing tho. Luckily I live in California where the humidity is relatively normal but the coastal foggy mornings can be a pain and turn my hair into a limp, fizzy mess.